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NBA Playoffs 2016: Western Conference Standings -- While you were sleeping March 2nd, 2016

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Who won, who lost, and why do you care

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

There were only five of the 15 Western Conference teams in action last night. Let's take a look at what happened while you were sleeping...

2015 2016 WYWS - March 03 02 2016

The Good:

  • Nothing good happened last night

The Bad:

  • The Trail Blazers beat the Knicks -- Portland is are putting some distance on the Utah Jazz, and already own the season series and tie-breaker
  • The Mavericks beat the Magic -- Dallas is tied with Portland and, thus, ahead of Utah too

The Meh-ly:

  • The Warriors beat the Hawks -- Golden State appears to be headed for 70+ wins
  • The Suns lost to the Hornets -- poor Earl Watson
  • The Lakers beat the Nets -- we lost to the Nets. Think about that.

What's happening tonight?

That's 12 of 15 West teams playing. Four games against another. The Jazz can get some help, but it's meaningless unless they win as well.


The Jazz are likely to make the playoffs, but this part of the schedule is unforgiving. They have to hang tight and beat the other West teams when they play them.